Upcoming Meeting

Leasing Trends

September 12, 2016
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Illini Center
200 S. Wacker Drive, 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606

Join us on Monday, September 12th, as we welcome Dr. Gary Schnitkey to discuss Leasing Trends.

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Thank you to those that attended the Chicago Farmers' Summer Tour of the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences. On what was supposedly the hottest day of the year, we had a wonderful turnout, allowing us to donate a respectable amount to the High School for future programming.

On September 12th, we will meet for our first monthly luncheon of the new program year at the Illini Center. Our speaker will be Dr. Gary Schnitkey, professor and farm management specialist in the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Economics at the University of Illinois, who will give us his thoughts on the grain farm outlook and cash rents for 2017. Click here to register today!


  • Discounted registration fees
  • Subscription to "The Chicago Farmer Magazine"
  • Networking opportunities with the agri-business community
  • Scholarship contribution to students in Agricultural Colleges



The Illinois Chamber of Commerce Foundation recently released a report, highlighting the economic importance of the Illinois River to the state. To read the full report as well as access the link to the final report, which includes a county by county breakdown, click here

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2016 officers and board of directors, from left, back row, Andy Holstine, Alan Gunn, Brian Duke, and Landon Frye; from left, front row, Mark Thorndyke, David Oppedahl, Barbara Clark, Sharon Perry, Bruce Ahrens, and Eric Rund.


The Chicago Farmers' summer program on August 11, 2016, brought members and guests to the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences, a Chicago public school that is located on the far southwest side of Chicago. The school is a working farm with a college prep curriculum that incorporates courses with a focus on agriculture and hands on agricultural practices. It is one of only two such schools in the United States.